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A Walk On The Wildside

A Walk On The Wildside, the first of a series of co-hosted walks by Edible Leeds and Danielle Kay, Medical Herbalist (Wise Woman Herbalist), was a great success. The day was spent looking at the edible/medicinal delights to be discovered among the riverbank and grassland beside the gently meandering and beautiful River Wharfe in Otley. Danielle brought with her, a range of homemade tinctures and fresh wild herb teas, added perfectly to the multi-sensory experience of the day. Along the way and toward the end of the walk, time was made available for the group to forage for fresh, wild herbs, foliage and flowers. Some of these were cooked up fresh on the banks of the river and others were included in a fresh, Wild Green Salad. Adding to the overall, happiness, wildness, energy and freedom of the day, as we sat to prepare our wild feast the sunshine burst through, scattering the clouds, bathing us with warm, radiant rays - perfect!


Discussing the properties of Cleavers                      The smiling tincturess








Serving up fresh herb tea


               

                             Cooking up Hogweed Shoots

                           
Prepping the Wild Green Salad




                     



A beautiful, fresh wild salad.                                    Tucking in!





  


Dandelion, Chickweed, Wild Garlic, Jack by the Hedge, Ground Elder, Sweet Cicely, Few Flowered Leek, Apple/Cherry/Ramson/Flowering Currant/Yellow Archangel Blossoms/Flowers, Magnolia Petals, Pickled Ceps and Gooseberries with a Raspberry Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Horseradish and Hemp Oil Dressing...

If you would like to arrange for A Walk On The Wildside in your local area or would like to attend the next one in, Barnoldswick, July 6th, please email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or wisewomanherbalist@yahoo.co.uk
or call Craig on: 07899 752 447 or Danielle on: 07909 953 666
 


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